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Blackberry Crumble season
Blackberry Crumble season


Blackberry Crumble season
comments | Thu Oct 6

Blackberry season has come slightly early this year, probably due to the warm spring. Like many English wild fruits, they are ripening earlier and earlier.

Blackberries, often known as brambles are one of the most popular foods for free and you should see plenty on whilst biking out and about in the Yorkshire countryside.

Blackberries usually ripen in late summer, typically late August and early September are the best months for picking. They can be frozen and used all year round if you pick enough.

Heres one of our favourite recipes for Blackberry crumble:

500g/1lb blackberries

The zest and juice of one orange

120g/4oz plain flour

2 tbsp muscovado sugar

120/4oz unsalted butter, cold

Heat your oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4

Put the blackberries, orange zest and juice into a bowl and toss together gently using your fingers. Spoon into an ovenproof dish.

Cut the butter into little cubes, add to the flour-sugar mixture and crumble between your finger until you have the texture of sand. If you have a few lumps, all the better.

Sprinkle the mix over the blackberries and place on the middle shelf of the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the berries are bursting around the sides and the top is golden brown.

Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly

Ancient English folklore has it that Blackberries shouldn’t be eaten after early autumn as the devil pees on them in revenge for falling on a thorny blackberry bush, so get picking before its too late



 



 


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